The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic center of central Europe for over 1,000 years. Known for its gorgeous architecture and rich cultural and intellectual heritage, Prague is a very popular tourist city. It is the 6th most visited city in Europe. While Czech people are proud of their beautiful capital and the history it represents, they have almost completely forgotten that Prague has a rich Christian history as well. Prague was the home of the famous church reformer Jan Hus (John Huss) who was martyred in 1415 for his beliefs. In Prague’s main old town square stands a memorial statue for Jan Hus, but most Czech people think of him only as a Czech person who fought for freedom. Prague has almost entirely forgotten its Christian roots. It is time for Prague to re-discover its heritage!



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